May 17, 2022

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New Zealand and Australia have extended their locks due to a delta variant of the corona virus.

New Zealand and Australia have extended their locks due to a delta variant of the corona virus.

Lampton Quay on the first day of the new lockout on August 18, 2021 in Wellington, New Zealand to prevent the spread of corona virus disease (COVID-19). REUTERS / Praveen Menon

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Artern announced on Friday that the entire country would be restricted until August 24. A small-scale spread of Govt-19 infection was detected this week in Auckland.

Artern, which is globally recognized for its management in dealing with the epidemic with quick and early locks, was ordered out on Tuesday. Seven days isolated in Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula, and three days in the rest of the country, After reporting The first local infection of Govt-19 in New Zealand in six months.

This Friday, New Zealand officials registered 11 infections with delta variation, which accumulates 31 community infections, Including three in Wellington.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacintha Artern.  EFE / EPA / PETER MEECHAM / Archive
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacintha Artern. EFE / EPA / PETER MEECHAM / Archive

This is the first time cases have been detected outside Auckland in this eruption, The most populous city in New Zealand, which is why the Artern government decided it Limited across the country until next Tuesday.

“We do not know the magnitude of this delta eruption. We must remain vigilant.”Artern told a news conference in Wellington about the delta variation eruption associated with the Covit-19 crisis in Australia.

New Zealand, with a population of about 5 million, is overcrowded 2,900 confirmed and possible corona virus cases, including 26 deaths since the onset of the epidemic And 52 active cases.

File: August 31, 2020 People cross the social exclusion mark on the first day of New Zealand's new defense campaign against the corona virus disease (COVID-19) that must be worn on public transport in Auckland, New Zealand.  REUTERS / Fiona Gudal
File: August 31, 2020 People cross the social exclusion mark on the first day of New Zealand’s new defense campaign against the corona virus disease (COVID-19) that must be worn on public transport in Auckland, New Zealand. REUTERS / Fiona Gudal

New Zealand authorities stepped up the vaccination campaign last week, Which began with border guards last February and began paying Pfizer doses to the general public at the end of July.

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The executive wants to complete the vaccination campaign by the end of this year, reopening its borders, which closed in March 2020, beginning in the first quarter of 2021. Through a unique program that takes into account the risk of international travelers’ native country and their immunization status.

For its part, Australian authorities announced on Friday that they were extending the lockout of Sydney for another month due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. In the most populous city in the country due to the disruption of delta diversity in the middle of the year.

General view of George Street in Sydney's Central Business District, Australia on August 19, 2021.  EFE / DAN HIMBRECHTS
General view of George Street in Sydney’s Central Business District, Australia on August 19, 2021. EFE / DAN HIMBRECHTS

Australia, Which tends to use harsher brackets, is constantly recording Hundreds of cases daily despite the long lockdown in Sydney, Which was scheduled to begin on June 26 and end on August 27.

This Friday, 644 local infections and 4 deaths have been reported in New South Wales, Most of them in the southwest and west of Sydney, where twelve municipalities are subject to curfew orders from Monday night and one hour of outdoor training.

New South Wales officials have also announced External masks must be usedWith the exception of sportspersons across the state, rural areas are restricted until the end of the month.

New South Wales Gov. Gladys Perriglin reports on Govt-19 incident at a news conference in St. Leonard's Sydney, Australia.  EFE / EPA / MICK TSIKAS
New South Wales Gov. Gladys Perriglin reports on Govt-19 incident at a news conference in St. Leonard’s Sydney, Australia. EFE / EPA / MICK TSIKAS

Head of Government of the State of New South Wales, Gladys Periglian, Announced Friday at a press conference in Sydney The police will have “additional powers to maintain compliance” with control measures, Including ordering people to isolate themselves at home.

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For its part, the neighboring state Victoria recorded 55 local infections with COVID-19 this Friday, For the sixth time in most Melbourne cities, until September 2, and in the Australian Capital Territory, which includes Canberra by delta variation.

In other states or territories, Control measures, mainly on domestic movements Prevent corona virus from entering infectious sources.

On August 9, 2021, a young woman receives the Pfizer vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Mass Vaccination Center at the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia.  Via Dean Lewis / Pool REUTERS
On August 9, 2021, a young woman receives the Pfizer vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Mass Vaccination Center at the Sydney Olympic Park in Sydney, Australia. Via Dean Lewis / Pool REUTERS

This is Australia In 16 years it has vaccinated 25% of its population with a complete schedule, accumulating more than 42,000 infections, including 975 deaths., Since the onset of the epidemic.

The Australian government hopes to vaccinate 70 and 80% of the population over the age of 12 With a total population of 25 million, avoid locks and reopen its international borders, which closed in March 2020.

(With information from EFE)

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